Head of Hamas Parliamentary Bloc Dr. Mahmoud al- Zahhar sent a message to the Palestinian detainees held in the Israeli jails while visiting the cell in which the South African icon Nelson Mandela had been imprisoned for 27 years.
Al-Zahhar's message to the Palestinian detainees reads, “You will embrace your freedom and be the future rulers of Palestine, exactly as what the South African anti-apartheid political leader did”.
Dr. Zahhar, along with members of the Palestinian Legislative Council are visiting South Africa and have held meetings with many political and social bodies there.
The delegation’s objective is mobilizing efforts and support for the Palestinian people who have been enduring sever pain and suffering because of the Israeli occupation.
Earlier this week, the delegation met with counterparts from the African National Congress, who expressed their solidarity with the Palestinian people and declared that they had reduced the political representation of the Israeli occupation in South Africa due to its abhorrent violations against the Palestinians.